burning ghat

noun

Definition of burning ghat

: a level space at the head of a ghat for cremation

Examples of burning ghat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Waving away pyre smoke at the riverbank, the homeless priest Pandey explained how the fires of Varanasi’s burning ghats were virtually eternal—rekindled from ember to ember across thousands of continuous years of cremations. Paul Salopek, National Geographic, 21 Mar. 2019 On our last afternoon, a small group of us take a boat to the burning ghats. Skye Mcalpine, Condé Nast Traveler, 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of burning ghat

1877, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of burning ghat was in 1877

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“Burning ghat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burning%20ghat. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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